Karen Dreyfus

College Division

College Division: 

  • Chamber Music, Viola

Contact Information

Contact Information

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Born in Boston, MA

Prizewinner: Naumburg Viola Competition, Tertis, Washington International, and Hudson Valley competitions. Awarded N.E.A. solo recitalists grant. Concerts in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America. Performed and/or recorded with the Warsaw Philharmonic, Czech Radio Symphony, Silesian Philharmonic, Musicians From Marlboro, Orpheus, New York Philharmonic, among others. Solo recitals at Merkin Hall, Boston's Jordan Hall, Washington's Phillips Collection, and others. Solo recordings of Walton and McKinley Concertos, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, American composers program for MMC Records, recital recording, Romanze, for Bridge Records; chamber recordings of Strauss/Turina for Black Box, Dvorak CD for Bridge Records, Lyric Sextet with Chick Corea and Gary Burton for ECM. Co-founding member of the Lyric Piano Quartet (lyricpianoquartet.com) and the Amerigo Trio (amerigotrio.com). Has had many pieces written for her by Laderman, Brown, McKinley, and others. Festivals: Marlboro, Bowdoin, Colorado, Arkansas, Seattle, Musicorda, Casals, and others. Current faculty, Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College the New School for Music.

Degrees and Studies

B.M., Curtis Institute of Music; studies with Michael Tree and Karen Tuttle, previous studies with Leonard Mogill, Heidi Castleman, and Martha Katz.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 2001.